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Résonance Biennale de Lyon

Play! Benedetto Bufalino

29 September 2017 until 02 November 2017

Hall d'exposition de l'INSA Lyon
Benedetto Bufalino INSA Lyon

An exhibition to tie in with the Contemporary Art Biennial in Lyon.

Benedetto Bufalino has a penchant for turning everyday spaces into extraordinary works of art, sparking whispers, conversation and debates and therefore establishing a social link.

In a theoretical work entitled Relational aesthetics (Esthétique relationnelle, 2001), Nicolas Bourriaud postulated that “Receiving a form is creating the conditions of an exchange, like returning a serve during a tennis match”.

Over a decade later, Bufalino takes the philosopher at his word by inviting visitors to experience a sports installation specifically thought up for the setting as a place for socializing... and to envisage art as a playing field where ideas come from all angles, like forehands and backhands – running the risk of crossing the white line. But that doesn’t matter because, as Max Jacob appropriately put it, “Art is a game, too bad for anyone who makes a duty of it.” (Advice to a Young Poet, Conseils à un jeune poète, 1945).

Free entry

Open to the public:
- From Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Vernissage on September 28, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Photo ©Benedetto Bufalino, Tennis en appartement, 2014, courtesy et Benedetto Bufalino